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Spring Planting & Indoor Herb Garden with EcoScraps Potting Mix

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This post is sponsored by EcoScraps. All thoughts and opinions are my own and honest and true.
Spring Planting and Herb Garden with EcoScraps Potting Mix

My favorite change in the seasons is when winter turns into spring!   The dreary winter is gone and it’s replaced with sunny weather that’s not too hot and not too cold.   Once spring rolls around I get inspired to go outside, get active, organize my home and work in my yard planting vegetables and flowers.

EcoScraps Potting Mix

Planting flowers is one of my favorite spring activities.  I love to fill planters with colorful flowers and place them on my deck and on my front porch.   Flowers are a simple and inexpensive way to brighten your home!

Target carries EcoScraps

I found that Target carries EcoScraps Potting Mix which is sustainable and eco-friendly.  EcoScraps Potting Mix is made from composted food scraps with the right mix of nutrients for healthy, sustained plant growth.   Since 2010, EcoScraps has been working to be a part of the solution by reusing food waste and keeping it out of the landfills.   I love they fact that they want to make sustainability mainstream. EcoScraps is about growing gardens, not landfills.

Spring planters

The EcoScraps Potting Mix is rich in organic matter and it’s great at retaining moisture.  Their Potting Mix is perfect for flowers, houseplants, fruits, vegetables, & landscape plants.   I love seeing the colorful planters by my front door, they totally bring a smile to my face.

Herb Garden

Spring also means a lot more grilling outdoors and I love to use fresh herbs in my marinades and sauces.  Planting an herb garden and keeping it in the window in my kitchen provides easy access for my recipes.   I used the EcoScraps Potting Mix to plant a trio of herbs consisting of Parsley, Basil, and Chives.   I used seeds to grow these herbs.

Rosemary Planter

I also planted a larger pot of Rosemary.  We use Rosemary quite often in our favorite recipe for Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs.   Both Planters were purchased a Target too.  (Room Essentials Herb Planter in Turquoise for $3.99 and Threshold metal planter for $5.99).

Here is what you need to grow an herb garden indoors:

Herb Planter from Target

Decorate Herb Garden with Cricut

I cut out vinyl with my Cricut cutting machine for each of the herb pots, it was an easy way to label and dress up with pots I bought at Target.

drainage and tray

When growing herbs indoors here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Herbs need as much natural light as possible.  If possible place place near a window that gets at least 4 hours of sun on a daily basis (south facing windows are great).
  • Make sure there is sufficient drainage in pots & keep a saucer underneath so you don’t damage furniture.
  • You can help your herbs grow by feeding them with EcoScraps Organic Tomato, Herb, & Vegetable Plant Food

EcoScraps at Target

Eco Scraps Plant Food at Target

Target is a as a preferred distributor of EcoScraps Potting Soil.  You can purchase the EcoScraps potting soil and plant food online at Target.com or at your local Target store.   Don’t forget Target.com also has the option to order online and pick up in-store, which is a super convenient.

Between 2011 and 2015, EcoScraps recycled 75 million lbs of food waste.  EcoScraps is projected to match the number of recycling 75 million lbs of foot waste in 2016 alone.  Recycling 15 million lbs of food waste is equivalent to keeping 500,000 cars off the road for an entire day. Wow!   You can watch the video above to learn a little more about how EcoScraps and their efforts.

Target gift card giveaway

Win a $50 Target Gift Card!   EcoScraps is providing a lucky All Things Target readers with a $50 Target gift card which you can use to pick up EcoScraps Potting Mix and so some planting of your own!  Giveaway will close on April 9th, 2016.

How to enter (two ways to enter, you can do one or both):

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me one of your favorite thing to plant (flower, plant, herb, vegetable or fruit) – Mine would be Cilantro!
  • Head over and follow EcoScraps on Instagram and leave a comment here saying you are an Instagram follower of EcoScraps.

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  1. I love to plant flowers of all kinds, tulips, daisies, petunias, it makes me happy to look outside and see so much color!!

  2. I love to plant mint! I plant it in a container so it doesn’t take over the whole yard. It’s really hardy, survives outside over the winter or when I forget to water it. It is also great for cooking, or putting into iced tea or water.

  3. I love planting everything! We have a large vegetable garden we fill every year with our favorites and a few new things. And new flowers are hard to resist for brightening up their yard. I love this time of year!

  4. I love planting tomatoes from seed. So easy. Just pull out a few seeds from a tomato, and plant them. They have always grown beautifully.

  5. I live in tomato country so I love planting all different sorts in my veggies garden then enjoying them all summer long in salads, sauce, pretty much anything. I aso especially enjoy growing strawberries so the whole family can enjoy them super ripe, straight from the yard. I can’t wait for summer!!

  6. I love planting tomatoes. I have my greenhouse partially started with seeds and now I am just waiting for them to grow and the weather to get warm so I can transplant them! I still have over 50 plants that I need to start though and teh Target GC would be a great help!

  7. We love to plant any vegetables and flowers. My favorite right now is my avocado plant.

  8. I love planting a vegetable garden with my three daughters. Their involved in the whole process, from starting with a seed packet, to watering and watching them grow and then finally to picking fresh vegetables. They are always amazed each year!

  9. My kiddos and I love planting tomatoes…they love picking them and I love eating them! 🙂

  10. I love to plant flowers in my beds in the front of my house. They add a needed pop of color after a long winter!

  11. I enjoy planting anything that is willing to grow. I’m starting to turn my black thumb into a green thumb. Lol. Bolivian quilquiña is a new favorite.

  12. With Ecoscraps, I can start growing my favorite herbs! My herb line-up would definitely include basil and cilantro! So fresh!

  13. Herbs are my favorite thing to plant followed VERY closely by tomatoes. Can’t wait for planting season to begin!

  14. I love planting fresh herbs for the summer. Fresh basil, tomatoes, and balsamic on a hot day…perfect.

  15. I’m not sure what my favorite thing is yet, this will be my first year planting, but I’m sure looking forward to fresh cucumbers!

  16. Love to plant basil for capris. I have one basil plant that needs a different home than the jar I have it in. Will have to go check them out

  17. We have been square foot gardening for the last 7 years and my very favorite thing to grow is tomatoes. Last year we grew six different varieties!!!!

  18. I love to plant herbs so I always have some fresh and ready. I’ve had great success with mint and oregano.

  19. I love planting vegetables especially tomatoes, green, yellow and red peppers!

  20. Love to plant tomatoes! Nothing like picking a fresh tomato and using it straight out of your own garden!

  21. I love planting basil for fresh pesto!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  22. I love planting roses!!!! I also like planting herbs like lemon thyme, basil, tarragon. I special ordered a horseradish root, but a vole or something ate the entire thing not long after it was planted – a gourmet mole or vole!

  23. My kids and I love growing sugar snap peas. Rarely does a fresh picked bowl make it inside, they are devoured as we play outdoors!

  24. My favorite thing to plant is sunflowers. It’s fun for my boys to watch such a tiny seed grow into a flower that is twice as tall as them.

  25. I love to plant tomatoes!!!! We always have a lot of them and also plant corn, cucumbers, and green beans! It’s always great to have fresh veggies whenever you want them!! 🙂

  26. I love planting sunflowers with my kids. They are beautiful and they grow fast which is rewarding for the kids.

    I am also following EcoScraps on Instagram.

  27. I love to plant flowers. I love the color and the wonderful scents. I also love to plant pumpkins. It’s so fun to pick our own pumpkins for Halloween

  28. Love planting flowers ’cause they always turn out so pretty. But vegetables are great too, ’cause food = yummy. Just wanted to say a thank you to the all things target team. This website has really helped me out. So glad I found it. Good luck to everyone!

  29. Love to patio garden, planting herbs for cooking. Favorite is basil, even my kids like it.

  30. I love to plant Basil–so expensive in the store and really easy to grow. I follow ecoscraps on Instagram!

  31. I am now a follower of Eco Scraps on Instagram. Also my favorite thing to grow in my garden is Zucchini.

  32. So I’m no “Georgie Greenthumb” lol BUT I do l♡ve to try new things in the garden. I’ve learned alot from an elderly neighbor who shares his gardening “secrets”. I actually love fresh asparagus, and suprising as it may be, so does my 4 yr old! It’s easy to grow and oh so yummy… but I do cheat and buy lots of other veggies at the farmers market when mine fail lol

  33. i believe plainti g everything. I have a 6ans 7 year old so we plant tons of flowers and veggies, love watching them check the progress daily on all the food stound

  34. I like to plant flowers! Once California is out of drought would like to plant veggies and fruit

  35. I love planting morning glories! They are troublesome as wild rabbits devour the seeds and early sprouts, so I end up planting them a few times (my husband also has an accidental tendency to weedeat/mow things I plant, and he got my morning glories last year after I’d triumphed over the rabbits)…so with all the work they involve for me, I am SO THRILLED when I “win” and my morning glories take over!

    I’m also an Instagram follower of EcoScraps! 🙂

  36. I just planted some mojito mint! I would like to plant more herbs for the kitchen. I like the way you set yourself up.

  37. I love planting and harvesting vegetables such as sugar snap peas, salad greens, and carrots with my daughter.

  38. We just started our porch and backyard garden (indoors first before transplanting dice it’s supposed to snow this weekend in NJ?!?!)

    We have a variety of things but my not quite 2 year old son’s favorite is tomatoes! He eats them right off the vine. Every year his great grandfather starts tomato plants and passes then to our whole family–he is why we started gardening, to carry the tradition. And I thoroughly enjoyed watching my oregano seedlings sprout JUST this morning!! So tiny and cute! My son keeps hopping up in the chair at the dining room table to peer into the little cups and say “awww, hi guys!” 🙂

  39. My favorite thing to plant are Gerber daisies. Also following on Instagram ty for the chance!!!

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